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Researchers want video game loot boxes to be recognised as gambling

University of York academics contributed to a House of Commons report calling for video game loot boxes to be regulated under gambling law and to stop selling them to young people.
biomodifying technologies, gene therapy

The promises and challenges of biomodifying technologies for the UK

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford, sheds light on the promises as well as biomodifying technologies for the UK.
operation yellowhammer, NHS confederation

Brexit ‘mini-deal’ can prevent Operation Yellowhammer, says NHS Confederation

Today (12 September) the NHS Confederation responded to the publication of Operation Yellowhammer, a document describing alarming food and medicine shortages after Brexit.
25 inch knives, knife crime

NHS calls for crackdown on sales of 25 inch knives

A leading trauma surgeon has led the call for more to be done to restrict the sale of harmful 25-inch knives to help prevent violent crime.
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UK launches £200 million genetics project

The UK government announced the launch of a huge genetics project, working with GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, to understand diseases like dementia and cancer.
green technologies

Government invests over £500m in green technologies

Ministers have announced more than £500 million of investments in green technologies to help create a cleaner and healthier Britain.
brexit uncertainty, EU citizens

Brexit uncertainty creates new human rights problems

The on-going Brexit uncertainty poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today.
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Rebalancing the economy: Our time is now

Nigel Wilcock is Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development and says that when it comes to rebalancing the economy – our time is now.
NHS technology

Government to invest over £130 million in new NHS technology

Patients will benefit from significant government investment in new NHS technology to improve treatment, diagnosis and care options for diseases including cancer.
research and innovation

UK priorities for science, research and innovation

The UK is focusing on international partnerships and ground-breaking sector deals in order to remain a global leader in science. Here, we find out about the work of Chris Skidmore MP, the UK’s Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and the Office for Life Sciences.
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NHS Confederation responds to Spending Round announcement

Welcome extra funding for capital, workforce and social care will plug gaps in the short term but falls short of what’s needed, says NHS Confederation.
revenge porn, deepfake

UK law to stop social media circulation of “revenge porn”

The Department of Justice is beginning a 3-year review of laws, to ensure that "revenge porn" victims are protected and technologies such as Twitter are fully considered.
alison pritchard

Alison Pritchard comments on her new role as GDS Director General

On August 1, (2019) Alison Pritchard was appointed GDS Director General, here she comments on her new job role and how she plans to spend her time.
NHS staff

Chancellor announces funding boost for frontline NHS staff

Chancellor Sajid Javid will announce a new multi-million-pound package of support to train and retain NHS staff as part of the Spending Round.
GDS minister, simon hart

Simon Hart brought in as GDS Minister

Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, has been appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Implementation or the 'GDS Minister'.
UK children unhappy, childhood report

Childhood report: One quarter of a million UK children unhappy

Almost a quarter of a million UK children are unhappy, according to a new report by the University of York and The Children’s Society.
people with hidden disabilities, Blue Badge

People with hidden disabilities can now apply for Blue Badges

People with hidden disabilities, including anxiety disorders or a brain injury, can apply for a Blue Badge for the first time from today (30 August 2019).
anti-money laundering laws, no deal brexit

The UK’s anti-money laundering laws post-Brexit

John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, considers the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s anti-money laundering laws.
no-deal Brexit

What do employers need to do about a no-deal Brexit?

With the odds of a no-deal Brexit increasing, concern amongst employers has understandably raised, here,  Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at HR consultancy, Croner, highlights what businesses need to do.
suspend parliament

PM Johnson wants to suspend parliament until Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament in mid-September, preventing MPs from creating a Brexit deal or passing any new legislation.

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